From Software to Softplay

Stepping out of the corporate world and becoming one of two adoptive dads

It feels a bit awkward but it’s also blossoming

We have completed day two of introductions and we couldn't be happier.  Yes it feels strange after all this time to meet the boys.  Yes it feels strange to be in someone else's house, where they have established routines, rules... Continue Reading →

Twas the night before the big day…

"When all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The rooms all prepared with love and with care, in hopes and wishes that the boys will soon be there. The children were nestled all snug in... Continue Reading →

The importance of support – don’t underestimate it

As we are flying through the last few days before introductions start  next week, already the importance of our support network is being realised even more than ever. Since starting this process we have been fortunate enough to meet some... Continue Reading →

Adventure Awaits – we have passed ‘go’ and the dream is a reality

This is it.  The moment we have been working to and a moment that felt so real, so important and so special. Today we received a unanimous approval from the matching panel to proceed with the adoption of the two wonderful boys!!!... Continue Reading →

Self care in the greatest sense of the word

So here we are in the French Alps.  We took the advice of many adopters to squeeze in one final holiday before the big day of matching approval and then introductions.  We decided to come back to a village we... Continue Reading →

The light at the end of tunnel is getting brighter and is calling us

So it's been a while since my last update.  The light at the end of the tunnel is shining bright and is calling us.  It's not the end destination but actually the start of another journey and the most important... Continue Reading →

Twig by twig – building that nest

Like two busy male birds we have been flying out of the nest and coming back with twigs, belongings and ideas on how to build the  perfect nest for the boys. Perfection however is not the right goal. It's been... Continue Reading →

Our family puzzle – find the four corners and now fill in the rest….

It's been ten agonising weeks since we met the boys, having felt like we had formed the four corners of the puzzle. We are now full steam ahead with starting to fill in the rest of the picture and this is only driving our desire, hunger, excitement and feelings that this was meant to happen with these boys and that the end is in sight.

Let it flow…. can you feel it kicking?

The emotional tap is definitely switched on and flowing.....  Is this really like being pregnant? So, I mentioned previously how the emotions were heightened and boy is that true.  I can say the emotional tap is definitely flowing right now... Continue Reading →

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